Miami: 5 of the Best Places to Eat

We need a holiday. We bet you do too. March has arrived and with it the promise of spring and warmer days to come. But we’re impatient gals here at THL and we need some serious sunshine stat. So where would we go if we had the time off and the air miles? The sunshine state obviously! Sandy beaches, art deco vibes and cerulean skies. Just a few of the things we love about Miami. Whether you’re heading to Wynwood to check out the art galleries, or making your way to Aventura for some retail therapy make sure you make time for some good eats. Here are 5 of our top Miami eateries: (more…)

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Gails Kitchen: You’ll want the whole menu

Gails Kitchen is the sit down restaurant from the Gails bakery chain you’ll all know and love if you live in London. It’s just off Tottenham Court Road inside the MyHotel and next door to one of these bakery chains – hidden behind a curtain and full of rustic wood tables and prints of library books. The Bloomsbury/Charlotte Street area has been bursting with foodie treats for a while and they are what is making Fitzrovia one of the most exciting areas of London right now.

We find ourselves regularly suggesting Gails Kitchen for any lunch date /after-work gathering – the emphasis is on great bread (obviously) and small dishes which are mainly vegetarian but with fantastic combinations of ingredients and flavours that don’t leave you missing the meat – every dish is delicious and you have to be quite strict to not order one of everything. The Haute List girls decided to go for an after work treat and left with giant food babies – so much so that we could barely fit the incredible dessert which was such a shame! So what did we eat??? (more…)

Valentine’s Day: 5 Unconventional Ways to Celebrate

What do you associate with Valentine’s Day? Red roses, chocolate assortments and over-priced dinners? Restaurant rooms crammed full of heart-shaped balloons with pink glitter confetti finding its way into the nooks and crannies of your coq au vin? Well this year ditch the expensive set menus and do something different. These are our top five ideas for an utterly unique Valentine’s Day.

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The Valentines Haute List – Gift ideas

We’re generally more fans of a home cooked meal (or some fried chicken…) and a good movie rather than Hollywood style romance on the polarising day that falls on 14 February, but any excuse to update our wish list. Here’s our selection of the things we’ve been clicking on (and re-clicking on) the most in the past few weeks… hopefully some will make it into our checkout basket! We’ll do a men’s one too in case you’re looking for something for the metro-man who has everything!

Let us know if you liked any of these picks – nothing wrong with a present to yourself! Go for the free gift wrap.. why not!

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My Haute List: Tim Melideo

We first woke up to the wonderful world of Tim Melideo when we spied his funky coffee prints on instagram (@timmelideo). Tim was born and raised in LA before migrating to NYC to hone his photography skills at grad school. Currently residing in the Big Apple, you can check out his brilliant work at www.timmelideo.com and his snazzy sartorial choices on his blog www.stayclassicblog.com. (more…)